A classic work of dystopian fiction, based almost entirely on the realities of living in Stalin’s Russia of the 1930s. Winston Smith replaces yesterday’s lies with today’s lies for the Ministry of Truth and hates every minute of it. When he’s not busy altering reality or chanting “We Love You Big Brother,” he goes to great lengths to have meaningless sex with a woman he barely knows. The sex scenes are so depressing that teachers everywhere in Bible Belt America don’t think twice about assigning this book to high school students. Totalitarian fascism sucks in so many ways, and most of them are catalogued in this book.